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All Africa Music Awards: Nigeria’s Davido, Tiwa Savage, Others Win Big

Nigeria’s singers Davido, Tiwa Savage and Falz have won awards at the fifth All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA), held in Accra, Ghana yesterday, Saturday night.

Davido scooped Africa’s artiste of the year, with his album, FIA. He also won the best male artiste in West Africa even as Tiwa Savage won West Africa’s best female artiste and Falz went away with best African rapper award.

One of the greatest honours of the night was won by Ethiopian singer Betty G.  She won Africa’s best album of the year and also was rated the best female artiste in East Africa.

There were also awards for Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos state and two veterans South African Yvonne Chaka Chaka and Ghana’s Teddy Ossei, the leader of the Osadebe group, created in 1969.

Chaka Chaka, dubbed Princess of Africa, won the fifth Afrima legendary award. She has had a career spanning over 30 years with several hit albums.

Ambode was awarded a special recognition for his contributions towards the growth and development of the Arts and Tourism sector of Lagos state, most importantly the role Lagos state played as official host of AFRIMA in its last 4 years from 2014 – 2017.

Teddy Osei who was helped to the stage in a wheelchair was overwhelmed by the honour. He had suffered a mild stroke.

The award night, which had in attendance music stars, dignitaries, and music lovers across the continent, seeks to celebrate and reward African talents who have done exceedingly well in the year.

Artistes were given awards based on 36 categories.

All the winners:

REGIONAL CATEGORY

Best Female Artiste in Central Africa -Daphne / Cameroon / Jusqu’à La Gare

Best Male Artiste in Central Africa -Fally Ipupa / DRC / Mannequin Ft Keback & Naz

Best Female Artiste in Eastern Africa -Betty G / Ethiopia / Mengedegna

 Best Male Artiste in Eastern Africa -Bebe Cool / Uganda / Freedom

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 Best Female Artiste in Northern Africa -Lyna Mahyem ft Medi Meyz /Algeria / Bye Bye

 Best Male Artiste in Northern Africa -Hamza El Fadly / Morocco / Ya Mraya

 Best Female Artiste in Southern Africa -Shekhinah / South Africa / Please Mr.

Best Male Artiste in Southern Africa -Nasty C / South Africa / Jungle

Best Female Artiste in Western Africa -Tiwa Savage / Nigeria / Ma Lo Ft. Wizkid & Spellz

Best Male Artiste in Western Africa -Davido / Nigeria / Fia

5TH AFRIMA WINNERS CONTINENTAL CATEGORY

ALBUM OF THE YEAR -Betty G / Ethiopia / Wegegta

 ARTISTE OF THE YEAR -Davido / Nigeria / FIA

 BEST AFRICAN VIDEO -Sesan / Gringo (Shatta Wale) / Nigeria

 BEST AFRICAN ACT IN DIASPORA -Hazel Mak / Malawi / Jaiva Ft. Roberto & Tay Grin

 BEST AFRICAN COLLABORATION -GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Ghana-Nigeria / Akwaaba -Kidi / Ghana / Odo Remix Ft. Mayorkun & Davido

BEST AFRICAN DJ -Afrotronix / Chad / OyO -Master KG / South Africa / Skeleton Move Ft. Zanda Zakuza

BEST AFRICAN DUO, GROUP OR BAND – Toofan / Togo / Money -M.ANIFEST FT KING PROMISE / Ghana / ME NE WOA

BEST AFRICAN RAPPER OR LYRICIST -Falz / Nigeria / La Fête – Maryam Saleh, Maurice Louca, Tamer Abu Ghazaleh / Egypt / Ekaa Maksour -Irene Namatovu / Uganda / Nsambila Nyuma Nga Janzi

 BEST FEMALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC -Sandra Nankoma / Uganda / Kaddugala

 BEST MALE ARTISTE IN AFRICAN INSPIRATIONAL MUSIC -Sarkodie / Ghana / Glory Ft. Yung

MOST PROMISING ARTISTE IN AFRICA -Kuami Eugene / Ghana / Confusion

PRODUCER OF THE YEAR -Fresh VDM / Togo / Fia

REVELATION OF THE AFRICAN CONTINENT -Betty G / Ethiopia / Ere Manew

 SONG OF THE YEAR -GuiltyBeatz, Mr. Eazi, Patapaa & Pappy Kojo / Akwaaba / Ghana

SONG WRITER OF THE YEAR -Shekhinah Donell, Amon Taulo Chibiya II / South Africa / Different Ft. Mariechan

AFRICAN FANS’ FAVOURITE -Nedy Music / Tanzania / One and Only Ft. Ruby

Source: NAN.

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